RIP my baby boy, Nugget

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  1. Dec 3, 2019 #1

    elizabethhgrace

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    Today my first rabbit who I’ve had for five years (would’ve been six next year) crossed the rainbow bridge.

    We took him to the vet after he suddenly became lethargic after being perfectly fine the day before. He had a head tilt that got progressively worse just during the few hours we were there. The doctor suspected an inner ear infection or E. cuniculi due to his symptoms. She suggested we let them keep him for a few days and do his bloodwork along with other tests. I agreed and when they took him back to take his blood, I just knew. I saw the life leave his eyes.

    The doctor comes in not long after saying he seized multiple times and stopped breathing. There was nothing any of us could do.

    Rest in peace my handsome boy Nugget, you were taken from us too soon. But I know you’re eating all the hay and veggies you can up in heaven. ❤️

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    Awww so sorry to hear that happened. He was adorable... did they know what happened?
     
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    No idea sadly, which is why they were gonna run tests to try and find out what was going on. Afterwards the doctor said that if we wanted to have a necropsy done we could. Since it’s pricey I decided to pass on it...
     
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    Thats understandable
    So sorry
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I just lost my bun 1 week ago, rather suddenly, too. I'm so sorry for your loss of this beautiful boy - my heart is with you.
     
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    Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I'm so sorry for your loss as well
     
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    I’m so sorry for your loss. I also lost our baby, 10 days ago, and I’m having a hard time . She was only 3 years. Never thought I could get so attached to these little girls. They are so fragile and delicate, it’s hard to keep them healthy.

    so I brought in my daughters 7 year old bun ( she lives in NYC), to keep the other company and now I’m nursing her back to health. Both of her eyes are scratched ( rather severely), and we have on idea how it happened.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace little man and binky free.
     
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    Thank you. I’m so sorry for your loss as well. My boy was only about six and had always been healthy, so I never imagined this would happen. I have another bun too and she was bonded with him and thinking of what to do next is so stressful. I hope your daughter’s bun will help keep both of you company.
     
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  12. Dec 4, 2019 #12

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    Our buns typically live to the age of 13 1/2 years old. I understand the shock and heartache when you lose somebun unexpectedly. Has happened with our crew over the last 16 years.

    Rabbits can literally die of fear. But hopefully there was a different underlying genetic or medical cause that caused your beloved friend to seizure or go into cardiac arrest.

    I never let any CVT or DVM remove our buns to a back room for bloodwork. I request that the DVM do the blood draw as I stroke their head/ears to dissipate any stress a bun may have.

    Nugget was a beautiful bunn. Sympathy hugs on the loss of your boy.

    I am always talking with my bun friend who's had house bunnies for 20 years. There are times when she's lost someone very unexpectedly, as you described. Sounded like Nugget was an important part of your life or family.
     

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